BlueFirePoker Challenges President Obama or Any Member of Congress To A Poker GamePublished on 2009-03-06 00:00:00
BlueFirePoker.com, an online poker training site that is led by Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, made headlines today when they issued a million dollar poker challenge to President Obama or "any member of the U.S. Congress".
BlueFirePoker said in a press release that they are willing to put their money where their mouth is to prove that poker is a game of skill, and not a game of luck.
BlueFirePoker offered to put up one million dollars against $1 in an effort to lure President Obama or any member of the U.S. Congress to the table. BlueFirePoker offered to enter any one of their pros into the challenge. If BlueFirePoker lost, then they would donate the million dollars to a charity of their opponent's choosing. If they won, then they would have effectively demonstrated that skill plays a large factor in determining the outcome of a poker game.
The exact format of the proposed match hasn't been announced as of yet, other than that the format "will include an equal number of chips at the start of the game", and that the "length of the game must also be long enough to demonstrate the advantage of skill". The release goes on to say that "poker prowess and experience demonstrate themselves over time - in the long-run, the better player wins the game because the player's skills increase the odds of success".
This challenge was apparently mentioned on FoxNews earlier this morning, so at the very least this was a masterful bit of marketing by BlueFirePoker.
Here is a link to the press release:
BlueFirePoker.com Offers $1,000,000 to Prove That Poker is a Game of Skill
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